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Have your say on new council wards in the Cotswolds
PEOPLE are being asked their views on a new pattern of council wards for Cotswold District Council.
Following a six-week public consultation earlier this year, the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has announced its recommendation that the council should have 35 councillors in the future, nine fewer than the current arrangements.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across the district to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 35 councillors.
It is hoped that in drawing up new boundaries, there will be electoral equality for voters in council elections so each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.
Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are now asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for the district.
“Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole district or just a small part of it.”
People have until Monday, November 11 to submit their views. For details on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk Residents will have a further chance to have their say after the Commission publishes its draft recommendations in February next year.
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